2660 Department of Transportation
Program Descriptions


The Division of Aeronautics supports California's aviation activities by promoting safe and effective use of existing airports and heliports. This program oversees airports and heliports compliance with safety regulations, and provides engineering and financial assistance for safety and infrastructure improvements. Financial assistance is provided through state-matching funds for the federal aviation grant program. In addition, the division maintains the California Aviation System Plan to reflect changes in the aviation network, provides guidance for land use compatibility in areas around airports, administers airport noise standards regulations, enhances goods movement to and from airports through improved ground access, and promotes and maintains aviation safety.